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Lawrence County shooting victim dies in Jackson hospital

A Jayess woman shot by her boyfriend Friday died today in a Jackson hospital, authorities said.

Stephanie Hall, 45, passed away around 4 p.m. at University of Mississippi Medical Center, said Lawrence County Coroner Sandra Lambert. Hall was shot in the head by her boyfriend, John Clifton Hill, 50, of 98 Trace Road Friday shortly after 9 a.m. Friday at his residence, Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler said.

Butler said she lived with Hill at the home on Trace Road with her 16-year-old daughter. The girl may have witnessed the shooting and called authorities, he said.

As deputies searched the county for Hill’s vehicle Friday, they received a tip that he was at a mobile home at 209 Lambert Road, just three miles away from the scene of the shooting.

When they arrived just before noon, Hill was sitting on the porch with two other people. Deputies demanded they raise their hands. The others complied, but Hill took his own life with his weapon, Butler said.

Investigators have not determined a motive in the shooting. Records show that deputies had not responded to the address previously on a domestic call, but they had spoken to Hill on several occasions concerning an ongoing feud he had with a neighbor over land, Butler said.